5 Things to do this Weekend: April 1

Spring is here with fresh adventures for you around town and online! Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found most interesting for you this week.

Don’t forget: limited capacities and vaccination requirements apply at many venues. Please check the details and for any updates before finalizing your plans!

Build Your Own Dinosaur

Calling all future paleontologists! Stop by Wonder Works Children’s Museum this weekend for Dino Works, where dinosaur fans can play and explore. Dress up as a dinosaur, start a fossil collection, or even build your own dinosaur with one-of-a-kind dinosaur bone blocks!

Date: Thurs, Mar 31 – Mon, Apr 4
Time: Daily, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: $11
Location: Wonder Works, 6445 W North Ave, Oak Park
More Info: wonder-works.org

Journey Through History

Looking for a fascinating foray into American history this weekend? Stop by the Newberry Library for Crossings: Mapping American Journeys- a collection of maps, guidebooks, postcards, and more that tell the stories of countless travelers as they crossed the United States in search of their destiny.

Date: Until Sat, June 25
Time: Tues – Sat, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: The Newberry, 60 W Walton St
More Info: newberry.org

Get Classical

Don’t miss your chance to experience one of music’s most famous works at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Sir Andrew Davis, the opera’s incredible music director, will be conducting Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, described as “enthralling” and “life-enhancing”. The symphony will be performed by the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

Date: Fri, Apr 1
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: From $79
Location: Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N Wacker Dr, Ste 860
More Info: lyricopera.org

Celebrate Black Art

The Museum of Science and Industry invites you to visit one of its longest running exhibits, Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition, which has been displayed annually since 1970. The exhibit features professional and amateur art from African American artists, including drawings, paintings, sculptures, and more!

Date: Until Sun, Apr 17
Time: Mon – Sat, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm | Sun, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $21.95/adult | $12.95/child
Location: Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S DuSable Lake Shore Dr
More Info: msichicago.org

Meet the Six Wives of Henry VIII

The hit Broadway musical SIX is returning to Chicago! The six former wives of England’s Henry VIII take the stage to tell their stories in this resounding homage to girl power throughout history. Don’t miss your chance to see this global sensation.

Date: Until Sun, July 3
Time: Fri, Apr 1 at 7:30 pm | Sat, Apr 2 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm | Sun, Apr 3 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Cost: From $35
Location: CIBC Theatre, 18 W Monroe St
More Info: sixonbroadway.com

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